Jan Flowers

Jan Flowers is the Director of Global Health Informatics and Clinical Faculty in the University of Washington School of Nursing. She leads the Clinical Informatics Research Group (CIRG), one of the premier health information systems and laboratory information systems (LIS) community building and software development teams. CIRG designs, develops, builds, and operates information systems that securely manage health information for projects in clinical, public, and global health settings. CIRG Global Health projects are focused on innovative strategies and technologies for healthcare systems strengthening in resource-constrained settings (RCS) through appropriate electronic collection and use of quality health data for evidence-based decision making. Projects include technology policy and law, health information systems evaluation, open source communities and health systems as global goods, health technology engineering and implementation, patient centered technologies and mHealth, and standards-based interoperability for improved care at the point of service, surveillance, and program monitoring. She has led national-level projects in Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Cameroon, Namibia, and Vietnam. Ms. Flowers serves on the board of directors for both OpenMRS and OpenELIS Foundations, is the founder of eSaude, the Mozambique open source community for the national eHealth architecture, and the founder and lead of OpenHIE LIS Community of Practice, which develops and shares common standards and best practices among the open-source LIS community. Ms. Flowers holds a Master of Science in Health Policy & Law from the University of California, San Francisco jointly with UC Hastings Law School.